Why You Are Terrific

You are a gift to this world.  Just your presence on this planet is cause for the heavens to celebrate.  Deep down, every flower, bird, and being sings for your success in this world.  You are nothing short of spectacular.  And here are some reasons why you are terrific: Everyone has flaws, but your strengths… Read more »

AUSU Update!

Join us on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. MT on Zoom and celebrate Black History Month with Dr. Olukoju from AU as he discusses Politics, Voting, and the Inclusion of the Black Community in Canadian Governance.  Dr. Olukoju holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and a second in Theology. RSVP on Eventbrite! Then… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Toward Co-operative Commonwealth: Transition in a Perilous Century MOOC Jan 29 to Jun 10 Online Hosted by AU and Synergia Register through above link Library Chat Tues, Jan 31, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm MST Online Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration needed; access through chat box on home page Writing Forum: Research:… Read more »

Lessons Learned from Studying Olympians and Navy Seals

The Olympians and Navy Seals have much to teach about winning, perseverance, and overcoming.  That’s because they undergo extreme duress, whether in world-class competition or on a battlefield.  I study these high achievers because life poses battlefields and challenges.  I believe the end goal is to arrive at a place of love.  However, you may… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Chicken Mole

I have been craving mole for a few months.  It felt like such an odd dish to crave.  The last time I think I made it was in culinary school, which was at least 15 years ago.  I cannot find the source of my craving other than the chocolate in this recipe. Since the recipe… Read more »

[blue rare]—Notes from a Frozen Land

If memory serves me, it was that ignorant douchebag T.S. Eliot who once fatuously proclaimed April to be the “cruelest month.”  Yeah, right.  Look, I will level with you: owing to the misfortune of having made a little bit “too merry” last night, with several shakers-full of dirty martinis in celebratory anticipation of the end… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Youth Education Program Sponsored by:  Export Development Canada (EDC) Deadline:  February 28, 2023 Potential payout:  $5000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary studies at a Canadian university or college for the 2023-2024 academic year in a field relating to EDC’s work (Business and Finance, Operations and Administration, or Information Technology), and have… Read more »

Council Connection—November 17, 2022 Meeting

Although illness, course crush, and the holiday season created a significant delay, we are finally able to bring you the report about the November 17, 2022 Council Meeting.  Fortunately, the meeting turned out to be quite short on activity, though it was a long session. The meeting was called into order on November 17, 2022,… Read more »

Vintage Voice!

UNESCO has proclaimed each January 27 to be International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.  From among Voice articles on the topic, we selected two that link history to the present day. Walking with history.  In a photo essay, John Buhler recounts his impressions of Berlin as he arrives for… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—A Magic Spell for Inspired Study

With plodding precision, the dull monster of boredom creeps up behind you as you sit listlessly at your desk.  Probing an icy tentacle toward your shoulder you become aware of its presence just prior to the fateful moment when you realize your existential predicament.  You are bored.  Disenchantment has grabbed you by the short and… Read more »